Nick Shiambouros is back with two selections from the Sunday card at Windsor...
"She makes a belated debut in this race, but trainer Marcus Tregoning tends to do better with his older horses"
Stretto to score
14:45 Windsor - Strathspey Stretto
I am going to side with four-year-old debutant Strathspey Stretto in this interesting contest.
This filly by Kylachy is certainly bred for the job. She comes from the family of Dragon Pulse and there is enough speed in her pedigree to suggest she could win at first asking. She makes a belated debut in this race, but trainer Marcus Tregoning tends to do better with his older horses. At present she is trading at 9.417/2 on the exchange which is just about right.
Debutant Grisons was an expensive yearling purchase and has plenty of speed in his pedigree. He represents high profile connections and will be ready to do himself justice. He is the main danger and the current favourite at 2.6613/8 on the exchange.
Al Batter to score for Phoenix
15:50 Windsor - Al Battar
Al Battar should prove difficult to beat in this novice stakes.
This well related Dubawi colt caught the eye on debut when finishing sixth to Set Piece at Kempton last December. He kept on really well in the closing stages, and was not beaten all that far. I thought this was a super effort, as he met some interference during the race. Owners Phoenix Thoroughbred have been active at the sales in the past few years ,and this likeable individual should give then another winner. At present he is trading at 2.982/1 on the exchange.
Vasiliev heads the market at 2.01/1 on the exchange. He was a tad disappointing when beaten at a short price at Leicester earlier this month, but has the form in the book to take this. He is the obvious danger,but I think the selection will improve past him.
Nick’s Weekly P/L
*For P/L purposes, all Exchange recommended bets will be settled at BSP if successful
Back Strathspey Stretto in the 14:45 at Windsor
Back Al Battar in the 15:50 at Windsor